Search Results: "G.A. Hesse"


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THE PROPHECY OF ZEPHYRUS by G.A. Hesse
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"This gem of a well-plotted adventure tale is a worthwhile addition to the fantasy genre."
A modern-day teenager is swept through time in Hesse's exhilarating fantasy tale of enchanted lands and rampaging monsters. Read full book review >

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THE FAIRY TALES OF HERMANN HESSE by Hermann Hesse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 1995

"Minor work from a more-or-less major writer, and a lot more fun than much of Hesse's major fiction."
Some pleasant surprises are displayedalong with some dreary redundanciesin this nevertheless welcome first English translation of the German writer's fables and parables. Read full book review >

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OUT OF THE DUST by Karen Hesse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Billie Jo tells of her life in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl: Her mother dies after a gruesome accident caused by her father's leaving a bucket of kerosene near the stove; Billie Jo is partially responsible—fully responsible in the eyes of the community—and sustains injuries that seem to bring to a halt her dreams of playing the piano. Read full book review >

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A TIME OF ANGELS by Karen Hesse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"An absorbing story with strongly drawn characters and a convincing sense of time and place. (glossary) (Fiction. 11-15)"
An intense, vivid tale of the devastating influenza epidemic of 1918. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN FIRE by Monica Hesse
NON-FICTION
Released: July 11, 2017

"A true-crime saga that works in every respect."
A captivating narrative about arson, persistent law enforcers, an unlikely romantic relationship, and a courtroom drama. Read full book review >

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GIRL IN THE BLUE COAT by Monica Hesse
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2016

"Shelve this one beside resistance tales like Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity (2012) and read next to a box of tissues. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
A political features writer at the Washington Post turns to teen fiction and delivers the goods. Read full book review >

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SAFEKEEPING by Karen Hesse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Hesse offers some of her best in lavish descriptions of nature and mood, all overlaid with a social message, but this might be of more interest to adults than to teens. (Speculative fiction. 14 & up)"
Billed as "a novel of tomorrow," this account of a privileged teenager who returns from a goodwill trip in Haiti to a changed America disappoints. Read full book review >

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ALEUTIAN SPARROW by Karen Hesse
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"At the end, readers will be haunted by a hope-filled love that has grown between Vera and Alfred in the camp and by a government that says, 'We are moving you to save you.' (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
The historical facts are as starkly unforgiving as the Aleutian landscape, but not as beautiful. Read full book review >

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EVERY BODY ON DECK by G.A. McKevett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"Savannah and Dirk's spousal sparring would pack more of a punch if they weren't squashed in by the whole mishpocha. Here's hoping their next outing will give them more room to romp."
A private eye's plum job turns sour when her client cuts her loose. Read full book review >

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INTO THE REALM by G.A. Judilyn
Released: June 22, 2012

"A fantasy adventure with fodder for hard-core paranormal fans."
The Goddess of Chaos fights against her destiny as a wellspring of evil as she collaborates with other immortals to conquer her father, the devil himself. Read full book review >

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KILLER CALORIES by G.A. McKevett
Released: May 1, 1997

A third chapter in the adventures of voluptuous, Georgia-born Savannah Reid (Bitter Sweets, 1996, etc.), who now runs the Moonlight Magnolia Detective Agency in San Carmelita, after a stint in the local police force. Read full book review >

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1% FREE by G.A. Matiasz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2016

"An astute, socially relevant tale set in a world that readers will happily get lost in."
In Matiasz's (End Time, 1994) sci-fi novel, a private investigator scours a dystopian San Francisco for a killer.Read full book review >